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Outline of Art History - Modern Art

Visual Arts Movements - 1880-1970


After Impressionism proved it only took a handful of artists to band together and create a lasting impact, Art got very busy proving this concept again and again. And again. (Who knew so much could happen in a mere 90 years?)

Here are listed movements, schools, groups, colonies and other descriptive plural nouns from around the globe that got their respective starts during the years between 1880-1970, or the Early Modern and Contemporary eras as we have so classified them. Each has been sorted according to the decade in which it was formed.

Tip: This is a seriously long list. Every available item is listed alphabetically within any given decade, but, still. Long! Use Ctrl+F (Windows) or Cmd+F (Mac) and type in your search term to locate the movement, group or school you seek more quickly.

1880

Cloisonnism - late 1880s
Etruscan School - 1883-84
(The) Glasgow Boys - 1880-1900
(The) Heidelberg School - mid-1880s - mid-1890s
Japonism - 1880-1895
Nabis - ca. 1888-1900
Neo-Impressionism - 1886-1906
Newlyn School - early 1880s-ca. 1900
Post-Impressionism - 1886-1905
Symbolism - 1880-early 1900s
Synthetism - late 1880s-early 1890s
Tonalism - 1880-1920

1890

Art à la Rue - 1890s-early 1900s
Bande Noire (or "the Nubians") - 1890s
Expressionism - 1890-1939
Fauvism - ca. 1898-ca. 1908
Glasgow Style - ca. 1890-ca. 1920
Nagybánya Colony - 1896-1930s
Pintura de la luz - 1890s-early 20th Century
Secession - 1890s-early 1900s
Ten American Painters (or "The Ten") - 1898-1918

1900

Abbaye de Créteil - 1906-1908
Art Nouveau - 1905-1939
(The) Ashcan School - early 1900s-early 1920s
Beautiful Indies - early 20th Century-ca. early 1930s
Bloomsbury Group - 1904-late 1930s
Blue Rose (or "Golubaya Roza") - 1904-1908
Cubism - 1907-Present
Cubo-Expressionism - 1909-1921
Die Brücke - 1905-1913
(The) Eight - 1907-early 1920s
(The) Friday Club - 1905-1922
Futurism - 1909-1939
Hagenbund - 1900-1930
Luminism - 1904-early 1910s
Scuola Labronica - ca. 1908-ca. 1950
Septem Group - 1909-ca. 1930
Young Estonia (or "Noor Eesti") - ca. 1902-1917

1910

Arbeitsrat für Kunst - 1918-1921
Bauhaus - 1919-1933
Biomorphism - 1915-1940s
Blaue Reiter (or "Blue Rider") - 1911-1914
Brabant Fauvism - ca. 1910-1923
Camden Town Group - 1911-1914
(Russian) Constructivism - 1914-early 1930s
Cubo-Futurism - 1912-1915
Cumberland Market Group - 1914-1919
Dada - Dadaism - 1916-1923
Donkey's Tail (or "Oslinyy Khvost") - 1911-1915
École de Paris (or "School of Paris") - 1915-1935
Escuelas de Pintura al Aire Libre - ca. 1913-1932
Formism - 1917-1922
Jack of Diamonds (or "Bubnovy Valet") - 1910-1917
Kecskemét Colony - 1911-ca. 1920
London Group - 1913-1930s
Neo-primitivism - 1910-1914
November Group - 1917-1924
Orphism - ca. 1912-13
Pittura Metafisica - 1911-ca. 1930
Purism - 1918-1926
Puteaux Group - 1910s
Rayism - 1912-15
Revolt Group - 1918-1920
Scottish Colorists - 1910-ca. 1930
Sōdosha (or "Grass and Earth Society") - ca. 1915-1922
Suprematism - 1915- mid-1920s
Synchronism - 1913-ca. 1916
Union of Youth (or "Soyuz Molodyozhi") - 1910-1914
Vorticism - 1914-1920

1920

a. r. group - 1929-1936
American Scene Painting - ca. 1920-early 1940s
Art Deco - 1920s-1930s
Artes / Neoartes - 1929-1935
(The) Blue Four (or "Blauen Vier") - 1924-1936
Circle of Artists (or "Krug Khudozhnikov") - 1926-1932
Constructivism - 1920s-Present
(International) Constructivism - 1922-1939
de Stijl - 1920s-1932
(The) Degenerates / Entartete Kunst - 1920s- mid-1940s
Devetsil - 1920-1931
Earth Group (or "Serbo-Croat Zemlja") - 1929-1935
Eesti Kunstnikkude Rūhm - 1923-ca. 1930
(The) Fellowship of St. Luke - 1925-1939
Group of Seven - 1920-1933
Group X - 1920
Halmstad Group (or "Halmstadgruppen") - 1929-early 1980s
Harlem Renaissance - 1920-1930s
Inkhuk - 1920-26
(The) Kapists - 1924-ca. late 1950s
Magic Realism - 1920s-1940s
Makovets - 1921-1926
Neue Sachlichkeit - 1920s-ca. 1930
Néo-Réalisme - 1920s-1930s
Precisionism - 1920s-1940s
Rhythm Group - 1922-1932
Riga Artists' Group - 1920-1940
Scuola Romana - 1927-1940
Surrealism - 1922-1939
Szentendre Colony - 1928-ca. 1940
Verism - 1920s-ca. 1930
Vkhutemas - 1920-1930
Workshop 17 - 1927-1965

1930 - WWII

Abstraction-Création - 1931-1936
Alaskan Movement - 1930s-Present
Allianz - 1937-1950s
Arantist School - 1930s-Present
Art and Freedom - 1939- mid-1940s
Concrete Art - 1930-ca. 1960
(The) Euston Road School - 1937- mid-1970s
Färg och Form - 1932-ca. 1940
Forces Nouvelles - 1935-39
Group of Five - 1930s
Hlebine School - ca. 1932-ca. early 1960s
Neo-Romanticism - 1930s-1950s
Persatuan Ahli Gambar - 1937-1942
Regionalism - 1930s
Socialist Realism - ca. 1930-1950
Unit One - 1933-35

1945 - Post-War

Abstract Expressionism - mid-1940s -Present
Art brut - mid-1940s -Present
Art informel (or Informalism, or Lyrical Abstraction) - mid-1940s -1950s
Arte Concreto Invención - 1940s
Arte Madí - 1940s
(Les) Automatistes - 1946-1951
CoBrA - 1948-1951
Fronte Nuovo delle Arti - 1946-1952
Groupe Espace - 1949-1951
Homme-Témoin - 1948- mid-1950s
Jeune Peinture Belge - 1945-48
Movimiento Madí - 1940s
New Horizons (or "Ofakim Hadashim") - 1948-1960s
(The) New York School - 1940s-1950s
Perceptismo - 1940s
Prisme d'Yeux - 1948-1950
Spazialismo (or "Spatialism") - ca. 1947- mid-1960s
Tachism - late 1940s- mid-1950s
Young Indonesian Artists - 1946

1950

Action Painting - 1950s
Antipodean Group - 1959-1960
Arte generativo - 1959-Present
Arte nucleare - 1950s
Color Field Painting - 1950s-Present
(The) Concretists - early 1950s
Funk Art - late 1950s-1970s
Gruppe 53 - 1953-1959
Gruppo degli Otto Pittori Italiani - 1952-ca. 1960
Gutai - 1954-1972
Hard-Edge Painting - late 1950s-Present
Junk Art - mid-1950s -Present
(The) Kitchen Sink School - 1950s
Matter Painting - 1950s-Present
Neo-Dada - 1950s
Painters Eleven - 1953-58
(Les) Plasticiens - 1955-59
Pop Art - mid-1950s –Present
Quadriga - 1952-54
Situationism - 1957-early 1970s
Washington Color Painters - mid-1950s -Present
Zero - 1958-1965

1960

Arte Povera - late 1960s-1970s
Black Expressionism - 1960s-1970s
Conceptual Art - 1960s–Present
(The) Contemporary Artists Group - 1966
Continuità - 1961-ca. 1970
Fluxus - early 1960s-late 1970s
Grupo Hondo - 1961-1964
Land Art - late 1960s-early 1970s
Mechanical Art - 1962-65
Minimalism - 1960s-Present
Monoha - 1960s
Neofiguración - second half 1960s
Nouveau Réalisme - 1960-63
Op Art - 1964-Present
Performance Art - 1960s–Present
Photorealism - mid-1960s -Present
Post-Minimalism - late 1960s-1970s
Post Painterly Abstraction - 1964-Present
Praxis - 1963-1972
Process Art - mid-1960s -1970s
Psychedelic Art - early 1960s-early 1970s
Saqqakhaneh - 1960s
Solentiname Primitivist Painting - 1968-Present
Support-Surface - 1967-1974
(The) Sydney 9 - 1961
Syn - 1965-1970
Video Art - 1965-Present
Woodland School - 1962-Present





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